Entrepreneur in Residence
Oxford Brookes Business School
Adrienne is a qualified Town Planner (BA Hons DiPUP) and founder of Bloch Solutions Ltd (BSL) in 2010, a niche consultancy dedicated to channelling investment into desirable affordable homes, and innovative technology companies.
Prior to establishing BSL Adrienne worked at a senior level (2003-2010) in private corporations including John Laing Investments, Amey and Lend Lease. Following ten years (1993-2003) in the public sector originating major public private projects and honing her key skills:
- Business development
- Team leadership & development
- Supporting technology & innovation
Adrienne has an extensive network working with UK developers, service providers, contractors, the private equity sector, and sustainable energy efficiency organisations, often creating partnerships with the public sector and community organisations. BSL’s 80% success rate winning new business has been achieved through the structuring of bid-winning teams and creating outcome focused strategies.
Adrienne facilitates commercial deals, successfully selling-on operational assets to investors such as Foresight Group and Rockpool, including a supported living scheme to private individuals (EIS). Adrienne is active in the sustainability field, acting as a strategic advisor to new European and UK modular housing entrants, including investment in NetZero Buildings.
Adrienne enjoys supporting entrepreneurs, charities and innovative businesses through strategic introductions and coaching.